Air Peace has pledged to end the travel difficulties of Nigeria’s under-serviced cities as it takes delivery of its second Embraer aircraft 145.
The airline got the first of six 50-seater new generation Embraer 145 aircraft it acquired on January 31 2018.
The airline’s spokesman, Mr. Chris Iwarah said in a statement that “it our vision to democratise air travel in Nigeria” adding that “we are driven by the passion and belief that no one or city should be left behind.” The new aircraft arrived at a time the carrier was finalising arrangements for the launch of its flights to Kano and Yola on February 12 and 15 respectively as well as Freetown, Banjul and Dakar on February 19. The new aircraft is the fifth Air Peace has received in the last 12 months. The airline took delivery of three Boeing 737 aircraft on February 21, June 16, December 24, 2017 and February 31, 2018 respectively.
The carrier, which will soon launch flights to Dubai, Sharjar, London, Houston, Guangzhou, Mumbai and Johannesburg, is expecting the delivery of four more Embraer 145 jets, two Boeing 777s and a couple of Boeing 737 aircraft it recently acquired.
Iwarah said the arrival of the new aircraft marked 5N-BVD and christened Chinonye Ezeani (Nee Onyema) was another proof that “the airline is serious about its pledge to transform air travel in Nigeria, the West Coast of Africa and beyond.”
“As soon as we secure the approval of the regulatory authorities, we will start flight operations with our Embraer 145 jets. We will operate into the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Base in Port Harcourtand connect routes such as Enugu-Kano-Enugu, Benin-Port-Harcourt-Benin, Port-Harcourt-Kano-Port Harcourt, Lagos-Warri-Port-Harcourt-Warri-Lagos, Lagos-Warri-Abuja-Warri, Lagos-Kaduna-Lagos, Lagos-Sokoto-Lagos, Abuja-Sokoto-Abuja, Abuja-Bauchi-Abuja, Lagos- Makurdi-Lagos, Lagos-Jos-Lagos, among others. “It is a whole new experience we are bringing to air travel in Nigeria and the West Coast of Africa. We are pursuing our expansion project with a lot of grit.
“Our pledge to fix air travel in Nigeria and the West Coast of Africa is not an empty talk. In three years, we have increased our fleet to a size of 24 aircraft. We are quite serious about our business model. It is both sustainable and economically impactful. “We will continue to work flat out to deliver the best flight experience to our loyal guests and prioritise their safety and comfort,” said Iwarah.